Born in 1958 in Osaka, he is the mystery author with the most bestseller books recently in Japan.
After graduating from college with engineer academy, he worked for a company producing car tools and equipments, meanwhile he still spare time to write.
In 1985, he won the Edogawa Rampo prize with the book After School when he was 27, this is the annual prize for best mystery book. After this, he quit the job as an engineer and started to pursue the writing career. In 1998, he won the Japan mystery prize with Naoko.
Years after that, a series of other books were writen: The Devotion of Suspect X (Naoki prize in 2006), The Miracles of Namiya General Store (Shitaba Rexnxabur prize in 2013), When the Curtain Falls on Prayer (Yoshikawwa Eiji prize in 2014)...
Keigo Higashino’s works that have been transferred into movies are much more than Tom Clancy’s and Robet Ludlum’s, and as much as Michael Crichton’s.